Police are investigating a burglary at the La Croix Maingot Combined School, where masked bandits forced their way into the school, leaving with several pieces of items.
Reports are that the bandits, who were armed with sharp objects, tied up the security guard who was on duty around 4 a.m. Friday, before breaking into the school building.
They managed to take a microwave and an electric fan, and escaped using the security guard’s vehicle, which was later found abandoned at Cul de Sac.
The school’s principal, Christina Norley, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that this is not the first time that the school has had a break-in, as there was a similar incident about five months ago.
“But the school is fairly well secure. We have all the metal bars and the doors are all metal. I think the perpetrators really wanted to get in, for whatever reason, and they hammered down this place,” she remarked.
Norley said that the school has managed to clean up the mess that was created by the bandits, because she is trying to make the school environment as normal as possible.
“They (pupils) are our priority, so we have to keep them calm. We have to ensure that we don’t linger in anything, that we do or evoke any negative or traumatic response,” she added.
Only one month ago, bandits broke into the George Charles Secondary School, tying up the security guard and beating him. The bandits stole computers and other items from the school.